By Armando Fenequito Jr.
DAVAO CITY – The Davao del Norte government will hold a dialogue with the landowner who is allegedly opposing the construction of the P23.04-billion Davao-Samal Bridge.
Davao del Norte Gov. Edwin Jubahib, in an interview after the Regional Peace and Order Council 11 on Wednesday afternoon, said he was set to talk with the landowner within the first quarter of 2020 to address the issues and concern for the construction of the multi-billion bridge.
Earlier, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte bared that the aggrieved family was set to file a Writ of Kalikasan to the Supreme Court against the project which could cause delay on the commencement of the project this year.
The governor said he will convince the owner to let the project commence since this will benefit the whole island in terms of development and opportunities once the bridge will be completed.
“I-impose gyud nato ang construction sa Davao-Samal Bridge kay mao ni ang dako nga project nga makahatag og dako nga development sa Samal island (We should impose the construction of the Davao -Samal Bridge because this project could bring huge development in Samal island),” he said.
He said once the bridge is completed, it will become easy for tourists to visit the island which could generate more revenues for the resort owners and other establishments.